Where did the tomatoes go?

Discussion in 'Nature' started by matthew_currie, Sep 6, 2016.

  1. I bit too much hand of man for some, but I could not resist a picture of the biggest monster tomato hornworm I've ever seen, and respect for nature does not extend quite so far as sacrificing the fresh tomato sandwiches, so this fellow and his mates have been plucked.
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  2. stemked

    stemked Moderator

    Matthew,
    Here's the answer to your problem. Let the parasitic wasps take cae of them...
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  3. Yeah I had several in mine this year, Not sure if they become butterflies or Moths, if they make it that is.
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  4. Amazing!
     
  5. Mine sure aren't going to be moths. I think they're going to perish from freezing. Sorry to say the parasitic wasps have not been up to the job this year.
     
  6. My wife started planting lots of marigolds around her tomatoes and she has had no more problems with the hornworms. In addition, the flowers add color to the garden.
     

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